Polyneuropathy: Nerve Damage and Fibromyalgia

Many people with fibromyalgia suffer from a range of additional illnesses. One of the tragedies of living with such a miserable chronic pain condition is that not only is it debilitating by itself, it also leaves you vulnerable to developing a lot of other conditions. And one of the most common conditions that people with…

What is Visceral Pain?

If there’s one thing someone with fibromyalgia knows, it’s pain. After all, anyone living with the kind of chronic, excruciating pain that fibromyalgia causes quickly finds that their life becomes all about it. But did you know that there are actually several different types of pain? Doctors spend a lot of their time trying to help…

FDA Approves Clinical Trial to Test Treating Fibromyalgia With TB Vaccine

With the recent approval of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a human clinical trial is set to begin on BCG, a vaccine typically used to prevent tuberculosis, to treat fibromyalgia. BCG, or Bacillus Calmette-Guerin, has been used since 1921 as a TB vaccine in countries with a high prevalence of TB. One particular type,…

Woman Claims Drinking Her Own Pee Cured her Fibromyalgia

  Yoga instructor Kayleigh Oakley claims that drinking her own urine has cured her of fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and Hashimoto’s disease. Oakley, 33, drinks half a pint of her own pee every morning before dabbing some on her skin, which she claims has cured her of a lifetime of acne and has given her a flawless complexion….

What is Dysthymia? How it is Linked with Fibromyalgia

If you have fibromyalgia, you know how much of a mental toll it can take on you. Living with that kind of constant, agonizing pain is hard. And not having the energy or the focus to do the things you used to can be even worse. So, it’s easy to understand why so many people…

Doctors Beginning to Speak Out about Pain Patients Denied Opioids

It’s a trickle at present, but the conversation around chronic pain between doctors and patients is no longer one way only. Over the past few months,  the constant messaging suggesting chronic pain patients are dying in dramatically increasing numbers because of opioid overdoses has been questioned. Understand, the messaging was indeed clever. Chronic pain patients…

One in 10 Suicides Linked to Chronic Pain

The nation’s suicide rate has been climbing steadily for over a decade and so have the number of suicides associated with chronic pain, according to a groundbreaking study by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The researchers looked at over 123,000 suicides in 18 states from 2003 to 2014 and found that…

Living With Fibromyalgia And Speaking Difficulty

Fibromyalgia is a disease that has many symptoms and some of them can be confusing for people. So in case you were thinking that it only affects the energy levels of the body and that the only problem is muscle and tissue pain, you were wrong. This kind of disease can affect almost any aspect…

200+ Major and Minor Symptoms of Fibromyalgia You are unintentionally Ignoring

Fibromyalgia is classified as a syndrome so people will have some of these symptoms. No two people will be the same (this cause people a lot of confusion). 1. Activity level decreased to less than 50% of pre-illness activity level 2. Cold hands and feet (extremities) 3. Cough 4. Craving carbohydrates 5. Delayed reaction to…

Lady Gaga Discusses Fibromyalgia in Vogue Cover Story

  Lady Gaga appears on the cover of the latest edition of Vogue Magazine and gives an interview about her upcoming film A Star is Born with Bradley Cooper. In the film, she plays a singer-songwriter discovered by Coopers booze-and-pill-addled country music star. It’s her first starring role in a feature film and it’s generating huge Oscar buzz. But what interests…